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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918408/effectiveness-cost-utility-and-implementation-of-a-decision-aid-for-patients-with-localised-prostate-cancer-and-their-partners-study-protocol-of-a-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Hoda H M Al-Itejawi, Cornelia F van Uden-Kraan, Peter M van de Ven, Veerle M H Coupé, André N Vis, Jakko A Nieuwenhuijzen, Jeroen A van Moorselaar, Irma M Verdonck-de Leeuw
INTRODUCTION: Patient decision aids (PDAs) have been developed to help patients make an informed choice for a treatment option. Despite proven benefits, structural implementation falls short of expectations. The present study aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-utility of the PDA among newly diagnosed patients with localised prostate cancer and their partners, alongside implementation of the PDA in routine care. METHODS/ANALYSIS: A stepped-wedge cluster randomised trial will be conducted...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918202/implementation-of-a-risk-stratified-opioid-weaning-protocol-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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L Nelson Sanchez-Pinto, Lara P Nelson, Phuong Lieu, Joyce Y Koh, John W Rodgers, Krichelle A Larson, Jennifer M Huson, Rambod Amirnovin
PURPOSE: Opioids are important in the care of critically ill children. However, their use is associated with complications including delirium, dependence, withdrawal, and bowel dysfunction. Our aim was to implement a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol to reduce the duration of opioids without increasing the incidence of withdrawal. METHODS: A pre- and post-interventional prospective study was undertaken in a large children's hospital pediatric ICU where we implemented a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916935/risk-stratification-model-lower-extremity-ultrasonography-for-hospitalized-patients-with-suspected-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Emily C Alper, Ivan K Ip, Patricia Balthazar, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Carol B Benson, Ronilda Lacson, Ramin Khorasani
BACKGROUND: The Wells score for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) has a high failure rate and low efficiency among inpatients. OBJECTIVE: To create and validate an inpatient-specific risk stratification model to help assess pre-test probability of DVT in hospitalized patients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of hospitalized patients undergoing lower-extremity ultrasonography studies (LEUS) for suspected DVT. Demographics, physical findings, medical history, medications, hospitalization, and laboratory and imaging results were collected...
September 15, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915849/exposure-rate-of-vzv-among-women-attending-antenatal-care-clinic-in-sri-lanka-a-cross-sectional-study
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Saluwadana Walawwe Pavithra Lakmini Daulagala, Faseeha Noordeen, Mohamed Mukthar Fathina Fara, Chathura Rathnayake, Kapila Gunawardana
BACKGROUND: Varicella or chickenpox was not a notifiable disease until 2005 in Sri Lanka and only a few studies have been conducted on the epidemiology of VZV infection in the country. The anti-VZV IgG sero-prevalence among antenatal women is extremely limited and thus a selected group of antenatal clinic attendees were chosen to determine the exposure rate to VZV infection. METHODS: Women attending the antenatal clinic at Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka were selected for the study and 3 mL of venous blood was collected from 181 participants and the demographic data was obtained through a pre-tested questionnaire...
September 16, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915802/determinants-of-pre-eclampsia-eclampsia-among-women-attending-delivery-services-in-selected-public-hospitals-of-addis-ababa-ethiopia-a-case-control-study
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Teklit Grum, Abiy Seifu, Mebrahtu Abay, Teklit Angesom, Lidiya Tsegay
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific hypertensive disorder usually occurs after 20 weeks of gestation. It is one of the leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Ethiopia, the major direct obstetric complications including pre-eclampsia/eclampsia account for 85% of the maternal deaths. Unlike deaths due to other direct causes, pre-eclampsia/ eclampsia related deaths appear to be increasing and linked to multiple factors, making prevention of the disease a continuous challenge...
September 15, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914366/geriatric-assessment-with-management-intervention-in-older-adults-with-cancer-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Allison Magnuson, Tatyana Lemelman, Chintan Pandya, Molly Goodman, Marcus Noel, Mohammed Tejani, David Doughtery, William Dale, Arti Hurria, Michelle Janelsins, Feng Vankee Lin, Charles Heckler, Supriya Mohile
BACKGROUND: Older adults receiving cancer therapy have heightened risk for treatment-related toxicity. Geriatric assessment (GA) can identify impairments, which may contribute to vulnerability and adverse outcomes. GA management interventions can address these impairments and have the potential to improve outcomes when implemented. METHODS: We conducted a randomized pilot study comparing GA with management interventions versus usual care in patients with stage III/IV solid tumor malignancies (N = 71)...
September 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913132/the-incidence-risk-factors-and-mortality-of-preterm-neonates-a-prospective-study-from-jordan-2012-2013
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Nadin M Abdel Razeq, Yousef S Khader, Anwar M Batieha
OBJECTIVE: To explore the incidence of preterm delivery, maternal risk factors for having a preterm neonate, and preterm neonates' mortality in Jordan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional population-based design was applied. Socio-demographic, perinatal, delivery risk factors, and survival information were gathered in pre- and post-hospital discharge interviews with 21075 women who gave birth to live neonates at ≥20 weeks of gestation in 18 hospitals in Jordan...
March 2017: Turk J Obstet Gynecol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906306/predicting-early-mortality-following-hip-fracture-surgery-the-hip-fracture-estimator-of-mortality-amsterdam-hema
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Julian Karres, Noera Kieviet, Jan-Peter Eerenberg, Bart C Vrouenraets
OBJECTIVES: Early mortality following hip fracture surgery is high and pre-operative risk assessment for the individual patient is challenging. A risk model could identify patients in need of more intensive perioperative care, provide insight in the prognosis and allow for risk-adjustment in audits. This study aimed to develop and validate a risk prediction model for 30-day mortality following hip fracture surgery: the Hip fracture Estimator of Mortality Amsterdam (HEMA). METHODS: Data on 1050 consecutive patients undergoing hip fracture surgery between 2004 and 2010 were retrospectively collected and randomly split into a development cohort (746 patients) and validation cohort (304 patients)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902327/anxiety-in-pregnancy-prevalence-and-associated-factors
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Mônica Maria de Jesus Silva, Denismar Alves Nogueira, Maria José Clapis, Eliana Peres Rocha Carvalho Leite
OBJECTIVE: Evaluating the occurrence of anxiety in pregnant women and the factors associated with its occurrence; comparing the presence of anxiety in each gestational trimester. METHOD: A descriptive, correlational cross-sectional study. Data were collected from January to May 2013 using the Hospital Anxiety Subscale and a form composed of socioeconomic characterization; gestational anamnesis; life-changing habits and events; preexisting conditions and interpersonal relationships...
August 28, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901700/successful-long-term-maintenance-following-nutrition-care-process-terminology-implementation-across-a-state-wide-health-care-system
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Angela Vivanti, Therese A O'Sullivan, Jane Porter, Marion Hogg
AIM: Three years following a state-wide Nutrition Care Process Terminology (NCPT) implementation project, the present study aimed to (i) assess changes in NCPT knowledge and attitudes, (ii) identify implementation barriers and enablers and (iii) seek managers' opinions post-implementation. METHODS: Pre-implementation and three years post-implementation, all Queensland Government hospitals state-wide were invited to repeat a validated NCPT survey. Additionally, a separate survey sought dietetic managers' opinions regarding NCPT's use and acceptance, usefulness for patient care, role in service planning and continued use...
September 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900822/an-international-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prehabilitation-compared-to-usual-care-for-cancer-patients
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C Treanor, T Kyaw, M Donnelly
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to systematically review and synthesise randomised controlled trials investigating the effectiveness of prehabilitation compared to usual care for newly diagnosed, adult-onset cancer patients. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL and SSCI were searched up to April 2017. Studies were included if disease-related, treatment-related, patient-reported and health service utilisation outcomes were assessed. Two reviewers independently reviewed and appraised the risk of bias of each study...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899369/nursing-care-needs-and-services-utilised-by-home-dwelling-elderly-with-complex-health-problems-observational-study
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Gro Næss, Marit Kirkevold, Wenche Hammer, Jørund Straand, Torgeir Bruun Wyller
BACKGROUND: In Norway, as in many Western countries, a shift from institutional care to home care is taking place. Our knowledge is limited regarding which needs for nursing interventions patients being cared for in their home have, and how they are met. We aimed at assessing aspects of health and function in a representative sample of the most vulnerable home-dwelling elderly, to identify their needs for nursing interventions and how these needs were met. METHODS: In this observational study we included patients aged 75+ living in their own homes in Oslo, who received daily home care, had three or more chronic diagnoses, received daily medication, and had been hospitalized during the last year...
September 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898484/pre-hospital-supraglottic-airway-was-associated-with-good-neurological-outcome-in-cardiac-arrest-victims-especially-who-received-prolonged-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Min Ji Park, Woon Yong Kwon, Kyuseok Kim, Gil Joon Suh, Jonghwan Shin, You Hwan Jo, Kyung Su Kim, Hui Jai Lee, Joonghee Kim, Se Jong Lee, Jeong Yeon Kim, Jun Hwi Cho
INTRODUCTION: We performed this study to investigate the association of pre-hospital supraglottic airway (SGA) on neurological outcome in cardiac arrest victims with adjustment of post-resuscitation variables as well as pre-hospital and resuscitation variables. METHODS: This study was a retrospective study based on a multicenter prospective cohort registry from December 2013 to April 2016. According to the 28-day cerebral performance categories (CPC) scale, patients were divided into good outcome group (CPC 1-2) and poor outcome group (CPC 3-5)...
September 12, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895578/challenges-in-comprehensive-management-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-india-and-in-the-asian-spinal-cord-network-region-findings-of-a-survey-of-experts-patients-and-consumers
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H S Chhabra, S Sharma, M Arora
STUDY DESIGN: Online survey. OBJECTIVES: To understand the prevailing scenario of the comprehensive management of spinal cord injuries (SCI) in India and in the Asian Spinal Cord Network (ASCoN) region, especially with a view to document the challenges faced and its impact. SETTING: Indian Spinal Injuries Centre. METHODS: A questionnaire was designed which covered various aspects of SCI management. Patients, consumers (spinal injured patients discharged since at least 1 year) and experts in SCI management from different parts of India and the ASCoN region were approached to complete the survey...
September 12, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894892/using-emergency-trauma-team-activations-to-measure-trauma-activity-and-injury-severity-10%C3%A2-years-of-experience-using-an-australian-major-trauma-centre-registry
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M M Dinh, S Roncal, K Curtis, R Ivers
OBJECTIVES: To describe the outcomes of Emergency Department trauma team activations over a 10-year period with respect to injury severity and hospital length of stay. METHODS: This was a retrospective study using trauma registry data at a single Major Trauma Centre in Australia. All trauma team activations and arrivals on pre-hospital major trauma (T1) protocol recorded in the trauma registry between June 2006 and July 2016 were included. The outcome of interest was major trauma, defined as an Injury Severity Score (ISS) >12 or length of stay >3 days or requiring urgent operative intervention or admission to the Intensive Care Unit following trauma...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894067/-the-effects-of-an-empowerment-education-program-for-kidney-transplantation-patients
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Sung Hee Kim, Hye Sook You
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to develop an Empowerment Education Program (EEP) for kidney transplant patients and to test the program's effects on uncertainty, self-care ability, and compliance. METHODS: The research was conducted using a nonequivalent control group with a pretest-posttest design. The participants were 53 outpatients (experimental group: 25, control group: 28) who were receiving hospital treatment after kidney transplants. After the pre-test, patients in the experimental group underwent a weekly EEP for six weeks...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893258/epidemiological-and-clinical-assessment-of-a-shared-territorial-malaria-guideline-in-the-10%C3%A2-years-of-its-implementation-barcelona-north-metropolitan-area-catalonia-spain-2007-2016
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Josep M Mòdol, Sílvia Roure, Àlex Smithson, Gema Fernández-Rivas, Anna Esquerrà, Neus Robert, María Méndez, Javier Ramos, Anna Carreres, Lluís Valerio
BACKGROUND: Malaria remains a major source of morbi-mortality among travellers. In 2007, a consensual multicenter Primary Care-Hospital shared guideline on travel-prior chemoprophylaxis, diagnosis and clinical management of imported malaria was set up in the Barcelona North Metropolitan area. The aim of the study is to assess the evolution of malaria cases in the area as well as its clinical management over the 10 years of its implementation. RESULTS: A total of 190 malaria cases, all them imported, have been recorded...
September 11, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892934/why-do-patients-undergoing-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-treatment-turn-defaulters-a-follow-up-study-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-jamnagar-india
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Amrita Sarkar, Abhay Javia, Pradeep Pithadia, Dipesh Parmar
INTRODUCTION: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a progressive respiratory illness requiring long-term treatment, is a significant cause of morbidity, mortality and economic burden on the family as well as the country. In the tertiary health care facility where the study was carried out, it was observed that many COPD patients did not come for regular follow up. In these patients, treatment interruption may lead to increased morbidity and mortality. AIM: This study aimed to find out the reasons for defaulting follow up and treatment in COPD patients...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892306/effect-of-locally-tailored-labour-management-guidelines-on-intrahospital-stillbirths-and-birth-asphyxia-at-the-referral-hospital-of-zanzibar-a-quasi-experimental-pre-post-study-the-partoma-study
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Nanna Maaløe, Natasha Housseine, Tarek Meguid, Birgitte Bruun Nielsen, Aksel Karl Georg Jensen, Rashid Saleh Khamis, Ali Gharib Mohamed, Mbweni Makame Ali, Said Mzee Said, Jos van Roosmalen, Ib Christian Bygbjerg
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effect of locally-tailored labour management guidelines (PartoMa guidelines) on intrahospital stillbirths and birth asphyxia. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental pre-post-study investigating the causal pathway through changes in clinical practice. SETTING: Tanzanian low-resource referral hospital, Mnazi Mmoja Hospital. POPULATION: Facility deliveries during baseline (1(st) October 2014 till 31(st) January 2015) and the ninth till twelfth intervention month (1(st) October 2015 till 31(st) January 2016)...
September 11, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892278/reflection-on-stroke-deaths-and-end-of-life-stroke-care
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Syed Zujajuddin Quadri, Thang Huynh, Cecilia Cappelen-Smith, Nirupama Wijesuriya, Abul Mamun, Roy Beran, Alan Mcdougall, Dennis Cordato
BACKGROUND: The benefit of palliative care referral for severe stroke patients on end-of-life care pathways (EOLCP) is increasingly recognised. Palliative care provides assistance with symptom management and transition to end-of-life care. Advance care planning (ACP) may help accommodate patient/family expectations and guide management. METHOD: Retrospective study of all stroke deaths (2014-2015) at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia. Data examined included age, co-morbidities, living arrangements, pre-existing ACP, palliative care referral rates and 'survival time'...
September 11, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
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